Rhodora Ursua received her Master’s degree in Public Health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health with a focus on Population Health.
Prior to joining the Consortium, she administered community health initiatives for more than 15 years from managing a restorative justice program at Asian American Recovery Services, overseeing a community health worker initiative at the NYU School of Medicine, to strengthening local organizations’ capacity as tobacco control change agents while working at Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership.
Andrew Abesamis – Project Coordinator, Eligibility & Enrollment
Drew Abesamis joined the Alameda Health Consortium in 2019. He received his Master’s degree in Public Health from The University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine with an emphasis on Health Education & Promotion.
Originally from Northern California, Drew seeks to help underserved populations through planning, researching, and evaluating programs that target the social determinants of health and encourage healthy behaviors in local communities to minimize risk factors. Drew is interested in the health issues of food insecurity and obesity in particular. Drew also holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology from Loyola Marymount University.
Dan Clanon – HIV ACCESS Patient-Centered Medical Home IT Systems Specialist
Dan Clanon has been helping HIV ACCESS clinics implement and maintain electronic health records (EHR) since 2002.
He is currently working on a Patient Centered Medical Home demonstration project at the same ACCESS clinics, and will be helping to allow EHRs to support panel management at those programs. Dan has a Bachelor’s in marine biology from the University of California Santa Cruz and has worked as an IT support professional since 1997.
Megan Crowley – HIV ACCESS Patient-Centered Medical Home Project Coordinator
Megan Crowley joined the Consortium as the HIV ACCESS PCMH Project Coordinator in May 2012.
Most recently, she was the Program Coordinator for the Partnership for Family Health, a consortium of clinics providing HIV Primary Care and supportive services to women, youth, and children in Northern Manhattan, New York City. Megan’s experience also includes working at Planned Parenthood Golden Gate, César E. Chávez Institute, and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She received her Masters of Public Health in 2008 from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, focusing on Sexuality and Health.
Janae Hawkins – Administrative Assistant
Janae Hawkins joined Alameda Health Consortium in 2020 as the Administrative Assistant.
She received her B.S in Health Science from California State University, East Bay. Before joining Alameda Health Consortium as a full-time staff, she spent time as the 2019 summer Policy and Advocacy intern. Janae is passionate about accessible and affordable health care for all.
Sohail Morrar – Project Assistant, Eligibility & Enrollment
Sohail Morrar joined Alameda Health Consortium in 2020 as the Project Assistant in our Eligibility & Enrollment Department
Prior to joining AHC Sohail worked as a Program Coordinator for the International Rescue Committee- Oakland managing a pipeline of refugees looking to be resettled in the Bay Area. Sohail earned his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at the University of California, Davis and is currently a Masters candidate of Public Administration at San Francisco State University with an emphasis on non-profit management and public policy. Sohail is a Bay Area Native and enjoys traveling, hiking, playing basketball, reading, and going to the beach.
Hilda Ochoa – Executive Assistant/Projects Manager
Jody Sahota – Advocacy & Communications Manager
Jody is the Advocacy and Communications Manager at Alameda Health Consortium.
Jody brings over a decade of experience in advocacy at the federal level during her work with California Humanities, a state-wide nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Jody holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Toronto and has done post-graduate work in English Literature, also at the University of Toronto. Jody has always had a passion for advocating for causes she believes in and has worked at the local level on many political campaigns as well as advocating for social justice.
Carolina Wong – Project Coordinator, Eligibility & Enrollment
Carolina joined Alameda Health Consortium as Project Coordinator for the Eligibility and Enrollment Department in 2020.
Carolina graduated from California State University, East Bay with a major in Spanish Language and Literature, and a minor in International Studies. Prior to Alameda Health Consortium, Carolina worked for La Clinica de La Raza for 9+ years, the first five years as the Front Desk Clerk and as a Human Service Specialist for the latter four years.
Carolina assisted patients in enrolling in Covered California, HealthPAC, and through active outreach to Medi-Cal, and CalFresh. Carolina brings not just experience in enrollment but a passion for working with our underserved community members and with patients from all backgrounds to ensure that they have access to quality healthcare. Carolina understands and appreciates the importance of educating our patients on accessibility to public health coverage programs.